I'll be writing a review of this later on tonight since I've had an opportunity to read it. I'm often too curious and too willing to give series/books second chances, but looks like this one's going to end up the typical New Adult portrayal of a terrible male character. I'm pretty sure I'll rage, but I'm reading this through something of a filter because I'm trying to see how Douglas develops Jared as a character/bully for what he did to Tate in the first book. Looks like it's a really shallow portrayal of character thus far, unfortunately.
Though to Penelope Douglas's credit, this seems to do a good job of not rehashing too many details from the first novel. Something Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover and quite a few other NA writers who "retold" stories from the hero's perspective failed to do in their respective series.
I'm not sure if that's true for the rest of the novel though, just at the point where I'm reading. I may end up being wrong.